The Emergent Technologies Institute (ETI) at Florida Gulf Coast University within the U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering opened in 2016 to support interdisciplinary research, graduate education, and technology development.
The ETI is a 26,000 square foot research and development complex designed to support new educational initiatives, enhance regional workforce and economic development, and foster collaboration involving higher education, government and industry. The ETI also is the first project in the Fort Myers ITEC, a 240-acre development planned as a magnet for technology and research companies.
The Emergent Technologies Institute (ETI) is a 6.5-acre research-and-development complex that designed to support research and graduate education development at FGCU. The 26,000-square-foot ETI includes research labs, classrooms, offices and public rooms. The ETI also is the first project in the Fort Myers ITEC, a 240-acre development planned as a magnet for technology and research companies. The ETI contains the following facilities:
- 3 research labs (water, biotechnology, and renewable energy)
- 2 high-bay research labs (water treatment pilot systems and transportation technology development)
- 2 teaching labs (innovation spaces)
- 1 machine shop
- 2 acres of fenced outdoor space for large research projects
- 2 large classrooms and event spaces (132-85 seat)
- 3 classrooms (36 seat)
- 1 computer lab (30 seat)
- 10 offices